The future of ocean exploration

Developed and built in North Vancouver by Nuytco Research Ltd, this hard metal dive suit allows divers to operate safely down to a depth of 1000 feet (305m) and yet still have exceptional dexterity and flexibility to perform delicate work. The amazing technology of the EXOSUIT ADS™ (atmospheric diving system) maintains a cabin pressure of the surface and still allows the suit to bend due to a unique rotary joint invented by Nuytco founder Phil Nuytten.
Nuytco also offers a 2000 ft. version of the Exosuit ADS™ with the same innovative features as available on our standard Exosuit ADS™1000. Contact us for details or to purchase.



  • 1000 ft depth rated
  • A536 Alluminum Alloy
  • Weight 500-600 LBS depending on config

Life Support

  • 2 Redundant oxygen systems, total capacity 50 hours
  • 50 hour Carbon Dioxide scrubber
    • Back up battery with automatic change over on power failure
    • Lung-powered scrubber back-up


  • 4 x 1.6 HP thrusters (expandable to 8)
  • Direct drive, magnetically coupled thrusters
    • Quiet operation
    • Responsive (quick windup)

Telemetry / Control System

  • Distributed control system (Omron PLC) allows for uninterrupted operation in case of telemetry failure
  • Gigabit Ethernet over Fiber optic
    • Network attached High definition camera
    • Network attached Imagenex 852 SONAR
    • Easy integration of IP and POE (Power Over Ethernet) devices
  • Remote (topside) control of: thrusters, thruster trim, lights and tooling
    • Lightens pilot workload
  • AMS (Atmospheric Monitoring System)
    • Real time monitoring topside of cabin pressure and Oxygen %
    • Lightens pilot workload
    • Enhances safety


  • Full duplex intercom - over copper
    • 6 intercom stations (pilot +5)
    • Highly reliable
    • No subsea power required
    • Excellent voice quality (low noise)
    • Aux In and Out jacks (topside)
  • IP intercom out
    • Allows audio to be recorded synchronously with project video
  • Acoustic thru water communications
    • Backup in case of hardwire communications failure
    • Compatible with communications hardware use commonly by manned submersibles


  • 1250 feet long nominal
  • OD 0.980" nominal
  • Minimum bend radius 27"
  • Breaking strength 7200lbs
  • Neutrally buoyant

Power Requirement

  • 208-240 3 phase, 50 A, 50-60 HZ

Emergency Equipment

  • Umbilical jettison capability
  • Thruster jettison capability
  • Emergency battery
    • Powers thru water comms, O2 analyzer and carbon dioxide scrubber

Ancillary Equipment

  • HD camera, H.264 (Blu-Ray Codec) camera
    • Imagenex miniature 852 scanning sonar
  • Newtsun LED lights
    • 2 x 150 W LED lights
    • 9,600 lumens (each)
    • For comparison - a 250W quartz lamp produces 3,500 lumens
    • 4500 deg K (cool white)